Posts Tagged ‘Beastmode of the Day’

Well, we tried, guys. Thanks for coming out!

Yes, I am one of those CrossFit athletes who has had a serious mancrush on Dmitry Klokov for some time. However, a 418lb. (190kg) THRUSTER!?!
Get out of town.


These videos don’t need any explanation. There are some freaks of nature out there, though.
The first featured video comes from Ben Smith’s personal YouTube channel, and the second comes from the CrossFitHQ YouTube Channel.

Ben Smith has been featured many times on my blog, and will likely podium at the 2013 CrossFit Games. He’s an absolute machine.

I don’t know who Misiovala Tupe from CrossFit Dixie is, but I also want him on my team.

Rob Orlando (Owner of Hybrid Athletics) has been featured on my blog before for his feats of superhuman strength. In this video, he performs the CrossFit Football workout Kalsu (named after Robert James Kalsu, an Army LT who was killed by mortar fire on July 21,1970 at Firebase Ripcord near the Ashau Valley).

If you know anything about CrossFit Hero workouts, they are true tests of will to complete. Their purpose is to remember those who gave their lives and show our appreciation for their service by completing a workout in their honor. These are not regular workouts.

Kalsu, for example, is “prescribed” as:

“On the minute:
Complete 5 burpees and perform max rep 135 lbs thrusters on the minute.

The goal is to complete 100 total thrusters.
*At the beginning of every minute perform 5 burpees, for the rest of the minute perform as many thrusters as you can during that minute. At the beginning of the next minute perform 5 burpees and then max rep thrusters and so on until you reach 100 total thrusters.”

Yeah, no joke. Rob Orlando decides to attempt this workout with not the prescribed 135lbs, but 225lbs instead. Unreal. Although he gives himself a 20 minute time cap, and actually does not complete the workout in that time, you can still see the amazing push he gives and the incredible strength this man possesses. I was inspired.

R.I.P., Kalsu.

This video does not need very much introduction, so let’s keep it short and sweet.

Chris Tefft (which I am only guessing is his name due to the YouTube “tags” below the video), comes to us live and direct from CrossFit CBD in Melbourne… and he is a BEAST. Hey, Drew-Tang, you’re next. Where’s your response video?

These pistol, or one-legged, squats he does are INSANE! Enjoy.

It’s been a LONG time since I’ve posted anything, but life has been pretty crazy lately.
However, I have been asked by a few people lately when “the blog is coming back”, so the fact that other people out there want to see more stuff also makes me more inclined to post again. The biggest reason for this post, though, is because of something that happened at CrossFit Lakewood last week.

It felt like the first time we had worked up to one-rep maxes in a while, and the lift of the day was deadlift. I was only there for 2 classes of the day, but the amount of PR’s I saw were incredible! I LOVE seeing people accomplish something for the first time, and there was no shortage of that!

I apologize for not even capturing everyone’s PR’s, but please know that the coaches are so proud of you guys and gals! Keep up the inspiring work, everyone.

(In case you end up not watching the video… SPOILER ALERT – It ends with CC pulling SIX HUNDRED AND FIVE POUNDS!!!)

It’s so fitting that on LEAP DAY 2012 (yay Leap Year!) I post a video with someone jumping a little bit. I am not going to say anything about the video below, except for this:

Molly Metz (a Denver-area local who conducts regular jump-roping seminars around town) does double-unders for 10 minutes straight. Without missing a single one.

That is all.

There are some people out there who are very strong. That’s really all I want to say about this clip.

Based on the video title, I would guess that he is working with 205 kilos. (aka 451 pounds… haha… yes, I’m serious.)

Look at how HIGH that bar gets in his “pocket” before he jumps!
Then this clown decides to push PRESS the barbell overhead before jerking it?!

Love watching dudes like this. Pretty motivating.
(thanks to Keith from CrossFit Virtuosity for posting this on FB)

You guys and gals have got to be kidding me. Every single time I turn around, someone is PR’ing, getting a movement for the first time, or sharing about another 5-10 pounds lost (or gained, depending on the person)! Why hasn’t this streak of successes slowed down yet? 🙂

I am SO PROUD of you folks.

Tonight I was lucky enough to catch TWO “first-time” moments at the gym! The reason that I have “first-time” in quotations is because John was too selfish to wait for me to get my camera ready before he busted out his first Muscle-Up on the rings. Don’t worry, though… he got right back up there and then did his second one for the camera instead!!

Then, about 2 minutes later, JP is trying to figure out how to do BAR Muscle-Ups and busts one out, too! You guys are unreal. And the best part is that I consider these two guys partners-in-crime, too. Congrats on a big night, you two!!

Just when you heard of some amazing (and some questionable) scores for the first CrossFit Games Open workout 12.1, this happens………

And is caught on video.

Yeah, some people say it’s “easy” for a little guy to move this fast, but homeboy has an ENGINE to keep pushing. He was at 86 reps…. at HALFWAY!!!

161…. I’d take that score. What an amazing performance on this workout by Danila Shokhin from Russia!

Yesterday was our very own Alon’s birthday! Alon has done more in the last 6-8 months to inspire everyone around him (myself most DEFINITELY included) than, probably, anyone else I know.

His dedication to his fitness, his diet and his CONSTANTLY positive and motivated attitude is just an absolute joy to be around… 100% of the time.

Oh. He’s also getting pretty strong, too.

Yesterday, on his 29th birthday, he did a little bit of Shoulder Press.

He put up 170lbs… twice… in a row.

(If you think that since his feet moved so it doesn’t count…. shut up.) 🙂

Alon definitely qualifies for BEAST MOOODE!!